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Challenges and Opportunities Owners Face When Selling an Agencyhttps://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/challenges-and-opportunities-owners-face-when-selling-an-agencyChallenges and Opportunities Owners Face When Selling an AgencyBeing a seller in today’s mergers & acquisition market provides owners with a tremendous chance to cash in on their greatest financial asset.12/27/2023 5:00:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationStrategiesLuke Hippler
How the Hard Market Is Impacting Agency Valueshttps://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/how-the-hard-market-is-impacting-agency-valuesHow the Hard Market Is Impacting Agency ValuesSome of the impacts of the hard market can have a positive impact on agency valuation, while others will work to depress values. Understanding these will help navigate uncertain times.11/29/2023 11:00:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & Valuation In the NewsStrategiesCraig Niess
2023 Agency Growth Study: Agencies Anticipate Ownership Changeshttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/2023-agency-growth-study-agencies-anticipate-ownership-changes2023 Agency Growth Study: Agencies Anticipate Ownership ChangesWith 40% of the agency principals surveyed older than 60 years old and 20% older than 65 years old, half of agencies will experience a major change of ownership in the next 10 years, according to the study.11/9/2023 11:00:00 AMIn the NewsPerpetuation & ValuationNewsOlivia Overman
M&A Deals Drop 27% in Q3 2023https://www.iamagazine.com/news/m-a-deals-drop-27-in-q3-2023M&A Deals Drop 27% in Q3 2023Insurance agency mergers & acquisitions saw the largest decline through the third quarter ever reported, with 534 in the year so far.11/2/2023 10:05:00 AMIn the NewsIn the News Perpetuation & ValuationNewsWill Jones
Choosing a Fixed- or Variable-Rate Loan When Financing a Growth Opportunityhttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/choosing-a-fixed-or-variable-rate-loan-when-financing-a-growth-opportunityChoosing a Fixed- or Variable-Rate Loan When Financing a Growth OpportunityIf an opportunity is sound and its risk is manageable, taking on loan debt to finance it may be worthwhile. 8/14/2023 10:10:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationMarketsAlicia Chandler
Why You Should Use Your Agency’s Valuation as a Business Planning Toolhttps://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/why-you-should-use-your-agency-s-valuation-as-a-business-planning-toolWhy You Should Use Your Agency’s Valuation as a Business Planning ToolWhile getting a valuation before you sell is critically important, waiting until the last minute may be too late to implement the changes and overcome weaknesses to significantly improve value.8/2/2023 4:00:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationStrategiesLuke Hippler